Meet Our Team
MKFM is independently run by over 25 presenters and online contributors and our core management team below:
Darren Dorrington - Chief Executive
Darren brings a wealth of experience to MKFM and has led our team since MKFM’s early test broadcasts to our DAB launch in 2013 and FM during 2015.
As our CEO, Darren is responsible for the stations on-air and online output as well as ensuring we maintain our key commitments and community objectives.
Darren strongly believes in a 'One Station, One Community' approach, which means MKFM reaches and makes a fundamental difference to everyone in our area through our various platforms.
Lia Christodoulou - Head of Community and Commercial Partnerships
Lia has been part of bringing local radio back to Milton Keynes since MKFM's inception in 2011. Having previously worked at Horizon Radio, Lia has always been passionate about the value and power of local radio.
Lia works closely with local charities and community projects to ensure their vital causes have exposure on-air and online at MKFM. Lia also heads up MKFM's Principal Partner programme and insures our partners are supported and connected within the local community.
Joanne Ronan - Head of Sales and Advertising
Joanne has been our Head of Sales and Advertising since January 2017, building our commercial partnerships and creating our sales structure to where it is now.
Joanne loves to work closely with all of her clients and is very passionate about independent and local businesses in Milton Keynes and all the ways MKFM support them as a business. This dedication can be shown through the business relationships she holds with so many businesses in MK.
Charlotte Knowles - Head of News
Charlotte has been covering all things news for MKFM since March of 2021 and has kept Milton Keynes residents well-informed ever since.
Charlotte has full editorial control and manages the news output of MKFM and MKFM.com. Charlotte is passionate about providing clear and trustworthy stories to people online, on-air, and on social media.
With everything that has happened over the past few years, Charlotte also likes to highlight the positive goings-on within the local community.
To further ensure MKFM fulfils its community and funding objectives, our not for profit organisation is supported by Stadium MK.
MKFM is regulated by the government communications regulator Ofcom.
Jodie Erica - Digital Media Presenter/Head of Local Music
Since joining MKFM in November 2021, Jodie has supported MKFM in various ways, primarily as client manager and sales support.
Jodie is also hugely passionate about music, as a local singer/songwriter, and has recently taken on the responsibility as Head of Local Music. Jodie's role helps to support the local music scene and inform the community about up-and-coming artists and music events across Milton Keynes.
Board of Directors
Company Secretary and Head of Finance
If you have a question regarding MKFM and how we operate, you can email email@example.com and one of our team will respond asap.
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MK Girl and MK Charities are launching 'The Big Wrap', a networking event to help raise funds for over 1,000 gifts for children.
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The Parks Trust has today (29/11) confirmed that some birds have died at popular Milton Keynes lake from Bird Flu.
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Milton Keynes family urges people to support Willen Hospice’s Christmas Care appeal
A local family is urging the public to support Willen Hospice as the charity launches its “Care at Christmas Appeal”.
Milton Keynes Bus Shelter increases capacity
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